Venue Details

64 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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50 events
24 reviews
1 stars
Parking can be scarce, so arrive early and if possible go on Sunday. The meters don't have to be fed.
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6 events
2 reviews
0 stars
Parking is a bit tight in this neighborhood. There is paybox parking on Milwaukee and on Ashland and Division. Paybox parking is free on Sundays
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"Thieves Like Us "
11 ratings
3.8 average rating
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90 events
87 reviews
30 stars
attended Oct 14 2010

This was a fun show. Very well acted and a good story.

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26 events
5 reviews
2 stars
attended Oct 23 2010

Thieves Like Us was a disappointment. The script was really simplistic, never really engaging the audience to any extent. The staging had a few good elements, including the singing and other props, but were not enough to lift the overall show to...continued

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3 reviews
13 stars
attended Sep 26 2010

I thought the performance was excellent. the stage setting was creative, the acting was excellent and the script was very solid.

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Set in the Depression-era dustbowl, Thieves Like Us follows one man’s quest to make his own morality. Bowie Bowers busts out of Alky prison and goes on a spree of bank robberies with hardened criminals T-Dub and Chicamaw. His newfound gal Keechie wants him to give up the life and settle down. Bowie figures he’s no more a thief than the politicians and bankers who steal with their brains instead of a gun. When the law busts up the gang Bowie is forced to make a decision: does he lam it for Mexico with Keechie by himself or does he break Chicamaw out of jail to be their guide?